The Best of History Web Sites
Contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites
Four leaders in historical scholarship and cutting-edge technology have joined forces to create the premier resource for historians on the Web. The American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the University of Illinois Press, and the National Academy Press have announced the launch of The History Cooperative on March 30, 2000. For the first time, the full text of current issues of the American Historical Review and the Journal of American History will be available electronically to members of the AHA and OAH and to institutions that subscribe to the print versions of the journals.
A highly respected news weekly covering world politics, global business, finance and economics, science and technology, and the arts. If the site will not allow you to search, see the librarians or the library intranet site for the login and password.
Perseus Digital Library (Tufts University)PDL provides information and primary sources on the classics and English Renaissance.
Diotima is a primary source web site specific to the study of women and gender in the ancient world.
The Internet Classics Archive
This site provides full-text access to classical titles brought to you by MIT. Some of the works included are Homer’s Iliad, Aesop’s Fables, The Analects by Confucius – and much, much more.
The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
This site provides online primary sources to all aspects of Medieval studies.
Primary historical documents site from Western Europe.
The Fordham University Sites
Ancient History Sourcebook
This site provides information on ancient history, which include primary sources.
Women's History Sourcebook
This web site provides primary sources on women’s history.
The Medieval Sourcebook is an excellent site for primary documents pertaining to medieval history.
Modern History Sourcebook
The Modern History Sourcebook contains primary documents pertaining to Early Modern Europe and Colonial America. Topics such as the Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, and American Independence are just some of the themes lists.
Internet Islamic History Sourcebook
This Source book has sources from the Pre-Islamic Arab world to the present, some of which are included in the other Sourcebooks above, but others are unique to this site. There are also links to other internet resources on Islam.
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
This primary source digital library is an excellent resource for images and some documents which include the following: Civil War photos, NYC historical items, 16th century maps of North America, Sheet music covers, floor plans of prewar apartments, Yiddish theater placards, Japanese prints, Russian civil war posters, theatre photos, and more.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Site for the Museum, the preeminent center and repository for Holocaust study, documentation, remembrance, and artifacts relating to the Jewish Holocaust. There is also information on current events related to other genocides.
New York State Archives
This is the home of documents and records having to do with the history of New York State. You can also find many good primary documents dealing with national issues, such as slavery.
AmDocs: Documents for the Study of American History
A large collection of documents from 800-2009.
America's Historical Documents
This site holds a modest collection of historical documents which include the Articles of Confederation, Edison’s light bulb patent, Elvis’s letter to President Nixon, and more.
John F. Kennedy Library
All of the documents, speeches, photographs, etc. pertaining to JFK.
Teaching with Documents
Lessons by era: Teaching With Documents is an excellent site for primary source documents and images, 1754-present. Some of the records one will find include the following: Eli Whitney’s patent for the cotton gin, the Sioux Treaty of 1868, Civil War letters, The Homestead Act of 1862, the Zimmerman telegram 1917, The Don Henry story, the arrest records of Rosa Parks, founding documents of the Peace Corps, and more.
One Hundred Milestone Documents of American History
The One Hundred Milestone Documents of American History site provides a number of original “milestone” documents. Some of the papers include The Treaty of Paris 1783, 14th Amendment to the Constitution, Chinese Exclusion Act 1883, Test Ban Treaty 1963, Civil Rights Act 1964, Voting Rights Act 1965, and more.
American Memory Project The American Memory Project provides primary documents on an assortment of topics: Advertising, literature, African American history, architecture and landscape, culture and folklore, Native American history, environment and conservation, women's history, and more.
Making of America
“Making of American (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The book collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books with 19th century imprints,” --- MOA web site.
Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to Southern history, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes nine thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.” ---DocSouth we site
Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project
Full-text acess to over 3500 historical documents from Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-1861. With biographical information, images and videos.
New Deal Network
This site contains over 900 articles, speeches, letters, photographs, and other texts concerning notable dates and events during the Roosevelt Administration.
This site contains primary source material regarding all aspects of the Second World War.
World War II
Primary sources for the war and that era.
September 11, 2001 Digital Archive
150,000 digital items, 40,000 firsthand accounts, and an interactive map of Ground Zero.
FootnoteUseful for people searching for their family history, it contains many primary documents of all kinds.
Presidential Libraries Online
“Twelve presidential libraries spanning the Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton Administrations have teamed up to create the presidential timeline of the 20th century, a multimedia online archive. Spearheaded by the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas, the collaborative effort presents interactive timelines of each president’s life that include documents, diaries, maps, photo galleries, audio recordings, video clips, and classroom projects for teachers. The project contains 700 primary and secondary documents.”
The Food Timeline
A timeline of when various food were introduced into the cuisine of the time, from ancient history to today, complete with recipes and explanations.
China: Facts and Details
A wide range of information including history, religion, the arts, people, Tibet, sports, education, economics and nature.<
General History Sites
Best of History Web Sites
“Best of History Web Sites is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links of over 1000 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.” This site functions similarly to a general search engine, but for history related web sites and primary source sites only.
Primary Sources on the Web
Primary Sources on the Web is a helpful list of primary document sites crafted by the University of California at Berkeley.The documents relate primarily to US history, but there are some full text periodicals like certain years of the New York Times, the Times of London, Harper's Weekly and a collection of 18th and 19th century British journals.
Repositories of Primary Sources
Repositories of Primary Sources web site is brought to you by the University of Idaho, which provides a listing of over 5300 web sites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary documents for the research scholar.
Ad*Access contains images and database information for more than 7,000 advertisements printed in Canadian and U.S. periodicals between 1911 and 1955. Search or browse the database for ads, or use the timeline for a chronology of historical events.Topics covered are: World War II (both government ads and ads by companies promoting government programs such as bond drives), Beauty products, Radio (including radios, parts for radios and radio programs), Television (including television programs), and Transportation.
The Story of Africa
From the BBC, this site covers all periods in the history of the African continent from the origins of humankind, through ancient cultures, colonialism, to the end of South African apartheid. Though it predominately texted based, the organization and depth of information provides an excellent resource.
Rx for Survival: Global Health Atlas
Color-coded world maps display life expectancy, gross national income, distribution of wealth and literacy, and mortality rates for the six deadliest infections diseases in countries and regions around the world.
Dedicated to international current affairs documentaries.
National Humanities Center Library
Among the useful information found here is a list of recommended humanities web sites.